This certificate prepares individuals with a foundational knowledge of the New Testament.
Upon completion of the New Testament Certificate, students should be able to exhibit knowledge and understanding of the New Testament.
CERTIFICATE COURSES12 CREDIT HOURS
This course provides a general survey of the New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on the historical background of the New Testament, the beginning of Christianity, and the development of the apostolic church.
A study of the Gospels focusing upon the life and ministry, and leadership, of Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection, with a view toward applying His life-changing principles to one’s everyday life.
This course will examine the letters of the New Testament ascribed to the apostle Paul. Attention will be given to how Paul’s conversion experience impacted his ministry and writings, the historical and cultural settings of the epistles, and a survey of the major theological themes found within the epistles.
This course is a study of Acts that specifically follows the historical expansion of the church through doctrinal development, growth in understanding, evangelism, and geographical expansion through the missionary activities of its members. Students will become acquainted with the activities of the great church leaders of the first century (i.e., Peter, James, and Paul).